E-Bikes – What You Need To Know

If you aren’t familiar with pedal assist e-bikes, you need to learn about one of the fastest growing bike styles in cycling.  This category is not as well-known in the U.S. but it is a $10 billion dollar industry in Europe.  It is predicted that e-bikes will grow significantly in the U.S. in the next …

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8 Tips On Group Riding

Group Rides at ERIK’S shops start by the first week of May.  There are over 30 rides in total for all styles and levels of cycling.  Riding in a group is a great way to meet new people, spend time with friends and share your love of riding with other like-minded cyclists. During these rides, …

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Adventures With Burley!

Burley’s Mission Statement is to “enable adventure”. True to that, Burley has become synonymous with solutions that help you explore the world on a bike.  From cargo trailers to kid transports, Burley helps you keep riding.  With their products, you can go on a family biking adventure, bring your best friend to the dog park, or restock …

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The Flat Bar Road Bike: Smooth + Comfort

The flat bar road bike is the most popular style of bicycle and for good reason.  This bike is perfect for many cyclists because it combines a comfortable and efficient ride.  These bikes don’t put the cyclist in an overly aero position that many find uncomfortable.  But at the same time, these bikes can go!  Chances …

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The Philosophy of A Group Ride: KC Mid Day Mid Week

The Mid Day Mid Week (MDMW) Ride started rolling in the spring of 2006 with a ‘handful’ of riders.  At the time there were plenty of weekend club rides.  And plenty of weekend Fitness Center rides.  On most evenings in the summer one could find a “blow and go” ride launching from a neighborhood drinking …

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Riding in the Rain

So much of the sport of cycling is about overcoming obstacles. Hills, opponents and our own innate physical weaknesses (it never gets easier, you just get faster). One of the most disheartening challenges, however, is rain. It weighs your down, disrupts your vision, and it cools your body and saps your strength. Even when the …

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Cycling Lights: What You Need To Know

Right now in the Midwest, we’re experiencing an exceptionally balmy late winter. We may not need studded tires anymore, but we’re still contending with short days and dark rides. Cycling lights are especially important during this time of year.  For riders looking for lights, there is one essential question you need to ask first: do …

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